heroize

[ heer-oh-ahyz ]
/ ˈhɪər oʊˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), he·ro·ized, he·ro·iz·ing.

to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also heroicize; especially British, he·ro·ise .

Origin of heroize

First recorded in 1730–40; hero + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM heroize

he·ro·iz·a·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for heroize

  • To "heroize" a boy in class every time he does a meritorious act will very likely spoil him.

    Principles of Teaching|Adam S. Bennion
  • An attempt was made to heroize him, but he withdrew to the seclusion of his room and would see no one.

    Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman